William Sun Petrus previously showed off a vintage manual typewriter that he converted into a drum machine. Since it’s really just working as a MIDI controller, the keyboard can be used to play any digital instrument, in this case, the fat synths from The Weeknd’s hit Blinding Lights. That’s a Novation Launchpad S to the right.
Moscow, Russia motorcycle customizers Ziller’s Garage transformed the new BMW R 18 cruiser into an incredible work of rolling art. Designed by Mikhail Smolyanov and John Reed, the ultra-modern bike features a beautifully sculpted aluminum shell, custom spoked wheels, and light-up BMW badges. That ground clearance tho.
Exceptional Engineering takes us on an in-depth tour of the massive BMW motorcycle factory in Spandau, Germany, where it takes humans and robots working in concert just two hours to crank out one of their S1000RR superbikes from start to finish. Each motorcycle’s 4-cylinder engine is also hand-built in the same facility.
Brandon Hardesty, creator of the excellent No Small Parts returns with a new series title Supporting Actor Spotlights, and goes in depth on the career of Warwick Davis, a talented actor whose larger than life personality is the perfect compliment to his tiny stature.
Musician Chad Neidt performs a rapid-fire medley of every James Bond theme – at least for the official flicks – there’s no Never Say Never Again, and we’re okay with that. And 1967’s Casino Royale had no lyrics, though we would have liked to hear Chad hum it.